How to Prepare for Summer

PC: Kayla Potts

PC: Kayla Potts



With just a few more weeks left in the semester, finally we’re getting closer to summer. I don’t know about you, but after a brutal winter, I’m ready for warm, sunny days and cool, breezy nights. Because we’re so close, now’s the time to start planning for what’s ahead. I want to share with you a few ways you can start preparing.

Plan your vacations

Now’s the time to start planning your vacays! Flights are likely to be cheaper if you buy them further in advance. Once you finish your semester, take that much-needed break and go enjoy some rest and relaxation. Take a trip with your family or friends—you deserve it!

Look for job opportunities

Personally, I’d love to enjoy my summer without any obligations, but unfortunately that’s not realistic, especially due to the cost of college bills. Don’t wait until the last minute to look for jobs; start early by looking and applying now. Summer is also a great time to work on internships.

Make changes to your diet

Start getting rid of those toxins. Start taking care of your body before summer starts so you can enjoy it to its best ability. Now’s the time to stop eating junk food and start eating your fruits and veggies so you feel less sluggish and more alert.

Exfoliate your skin

Get into the habit of moisturizing to get rid of the dead skin that accumulated during the winter. And yes, this is something guys should do too—everybody needs healthy skin.

Bring out your summer clothes  

Finally! We can put away our sweaters and jackets and bring out our shorts and T-shirts. After having to wear warm clothes for so long, I can’t wait to have a change in wardrobe. Get ready to put on some sandals and enjoy the warmer weather.

Make a bucket list

Making a summer bucket list is a great way to make the most of your summer. It doesn’t have to be anything extreme. Write down a few things that make you happy-things that are best done in the summer; like visiting a water park, going to an outdoor concert or taking a camping trip with your closest friends.

Hopefully this article inspired you to start getting prepared for the warmer days ahead. You only have 22 more school days until summer; you’ve got this!

Alaysha Harris is a senior studying communication.